Who where The Velvet underground and Andy WarholThe Velvet Underground was a New York based rock band who released 4 albums at the end of the sixties and in the early seventies. The original members were:
- Lou Reed: Guitar and Vocals,
- John Cale: Bass, Organ, Electric Violin,
- Sterling Morrison :Guitar
- Maureen Tucker : Drums.
When I first met Lou, we were interested in
the same things..., We both
needed a vehicle; Lou needed one to carry out his lyrical ideas
and I needed one to
carry out my musical ideas...
There was commitment there. That was the powerful advantage that all of Lou`s lyrics had. All Bob Dylan was singing was questions - How many miles? and all that. I didn`t want to hear any more questions. Give me some tough social situations and show that answers are possible. And sure enough, «Heroin» was one of them. It wasn`t sorry for itself.
Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987) was a painter, printmaker, occasional sculptor and film maker. He is considered as one of the leading iconclasts of the American Pop Art movement. About his work it has been said that he was one of the most challenging, brilliant and provocative artists of our era.